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Address: 9 Capitol Hill Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1618
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+1 719-685-1011
10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

Construction of Miramont Castle began in 1895 as a private residence for...

Construction of Miramont Castle began in 1895 as a private residence for Fr. Jean Baptiste Francolon and his mother. Miramont has four floors,The Castle has 30 rooms to view covering 14,000 sq. feet. The building features 9 styles of architecture. Enjoy an elegant High Tea in the Queen's Parlour Tea Room.

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A walk back in time

Miramont Castle is located just a couple blocks from the main avenue through Manitou Springs so easy walking distance from our hotel. We love museums and were pleasantly surprised... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susan G
Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Greeley, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited the castle several time and it never gets old. I love the history! As always It was a Great experience and we had a great time. Next time we will have to have tea.

Thank I-LIV-2-TRVL-2
Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Miramont Castle is located just a couple blocks from the main avenue through Manitou Springs so easy walking distance from our hotel. We love museums and were pleasantly surprised by the way this home had been restored and the items within it preserved. The curator or director or possibly just the front desk clerk who admitted us into the site... More 

Thank Susan G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did all of it and enjoyed all of it. Lunch was fabulous, delicious salads and entrees. Staff is nice everywhere. Wonderful gift store with lots of choices (mostly for women though).

Thank Genie B
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

So, so place! I don't think it was worth the $. Interesting historical walk through. I would have liked more info about the priest that got run out of town!

Thank together721
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

While we like to see Mansions and Castles I don't think this was worth the cost. The kids couldn't wait to get to the end. Although you do appreciate the work that the historical society had to do to bring this back from a fire it just failed to keep you interested.

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Pleasanton, Texas
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This is a pretty cool museum. Take the time to talk to the ladies that work there. Make sure to ask them if it's haunted and what they've experienced.

Thank Sherry G
Pueblo, Colorado
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Who knew there was a castle in Manitou?? Well this one is well restored and preserved. Surprise Fireman's museum in the basement. There is small high tea restaurant inside as well. For people with mobility issues there are motorized stair lifts and climbers that can take you to almost all the floors. To visit the 5th floor/gift shop drive around... More 

Thank DR186
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

The museum is quite small, but full of those cosy little things that will make a curious visitor to stare at, read and admire. Firemen attributes, old furniture and kitchen tools, books an war history... Not sure that it alone worth driving far, but if you are visiting Manitou, I would recommend not miss this beautiful castle museum. Btw, castle's... More 

Thank Denis P
Monument, Colorado
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

At one time after sitting empty and being vandalised this home was scheduled to be demolished. Fortunately it was saved and is being repaired. Nice Fireman's museum inside. Worth the small entry fee. Imagine living there when it was built.

Thank LoriP2009
greenwood village, United States
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

Beautiful snapshot of history. A scavenger sheet helped us to look a bit further and see some details that we might have missed.

Thank Eileen B

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